Ascensione review by Scott Yanow


Pat Senatore Trio
(Fresh Sound)
            During his years at Vibrato, bassist Pat Senatore has supported and swung a countless number of top jazz musicians on a nightly basis. After all of this time, it was long overdue for him to lead his own album. Senatore could have picked practically any musician in the jazz world for this set since he has played with nearly everyone, so it must have been a bit of an honor for pianist Josh Nelson and drummer Mark Ferber to get the call.
In addition to his occasional bass solos, Senatore contributed two fine originals (“Ascensione” and “Positano Blues”) and put together a well-rounded program that also includes two Michel Petrucciani tunes, four jazz standards and Nelson’s “A Change In The Wind.” While everyone has their spots, Josh Nelson (who deserves to be famous beyond Los Angeles) is the main soloist. His playing falls into the modern mainstream yet looks ahead and always avoids stating the obvious.
Fans of swinging modern jazz will find much to enjoy on Pat Senatore’s fine outing which is available from
                                                                                                Scott Yanow

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